BAN Playing 11: The Bangladesh and Pakistan team will meet in the 3rd T20I of the bilateral series slated to be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. The Bangladesh team could not secure a victory in the last fixture against Pakistan, which was the 2nd T20I of the series. The team could manage to post a score of 108 runs on the board, with the contribution of 40 runs from Shanto. Then the bowlers tried hard, but could not induce wickets like the 1st T20I. The home team would look to improve their performances in both departments of the game to end the series on a high note.
The Bangladesh team have now lost their last 7 T20I matches, including 5 in the T20 World Cup 2021 and 2 in this series. With the experienced players being unfit, the youngsters have been given the opportunity to showcase their skills against the strong team like Pakistan. But team’s batting performances have been a major letdown, where they have not been able to go past the score of 125-130 runs.
For this fixture, the 2 uncapped players, Kamrul Islam and Rabbi Parvez Hossain have been added to the squad, indicating that Mohammad Nam might not play in this match. While Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam sustained injury and final decision will be taken on the match day.Another change can be Akbar Ali coming in place of Saif Hassan.
BAN Playing 11 (likely)
Mohammad Naim/ Rabbi Parvez Hossain
Saif Hasan/ Akbar Ali
Nazmul Hassan Shanto
Shoriful Islam/ Kamrul Islam
Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Naim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shohidul Islam, Akbar Ali.
The captain of the Bangladesh team has not been contributing enough for the team, but is the most experienced player in the squad, and will look to come back to form and help the team in winning the match. In 112 T20I matches, he has 1958 runs.
2. Nazmul Shanto
The middle order batter was impressive with his knock of 40 under pressure and is expected to do well for the Bangladesh team in the 3rd T20I.
3. Mahedi Hasan
The spinner has been consistent with his line lengths and can take crucial wickets in the power play overs to cause an upset in the opposition batting line up.
4. Mustafizur Rahman
The fast bowler will look to be efficient in his performances, like as he has displayed in this T20I series.
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